FRAKCE A SÍTĚ KOOPERACE V LGBTQ HNUTÍ
Fractions and networks of cooperation in the LGBTQ movement
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The aim of the article, which processes the results of ethnographic research, is to interpret, with the example of the emergence and disappearance (transformation) of the Alternative Bloc network, the significance and functioning of fractions and networks of co-operation on the meso-mobilisation level in the LGBTQ movement in Spain. The study takes its departure from a characterisation of the movement as an ideologically polarised non-unified whole. Within that context, active fractions criticise the official politics of the state-supported Federation of LGBTQ Organisations and by means of protest campaigns, based on co-operation between ideologically related platforms of social movements in internationally supported networks, demand civic rights for all irrespective of sexual or gender identity. Even despite the disunity and antagonistic character of the protest actions, the newly-emerged networks cooperating on an international level have had a positive impact on the orientation and continuity of the entire LGBTQ movement in the country.
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